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Budget Analyst II

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Annual Salary Range:
$35,844.00 – $50,592.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,493.50 – $2,108.00
Class Number: 
0369
Pay Grade: 
A23
Areas of Interest: 
Accounting, Auditing & Finance
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Definition

This is mid-level professional work within a state agency in the field of budget administration.

This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.
Examples of Work

Works with the Office of Administration, Division of Budget and Planning to explain agency recommendations and alternatives; attends hearings of House and Senate Appropriation Committees and answers questions concerning agency budgets.

Examines budget and allocation requests for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures, regulations, and policies; evaluates needs and priorities of agencies to determine where funds may be reduced and where additional funds may need to be requested; and examines alternatives available in funding agency programs.

Participates in fund analysis, reviewing financial forecasts, and estimating future outcomes; develops funding recommendations, justifications, and alternatives to meet current and evolving needs.

Identifies and corrects errors in calculations from program submissions.

Reviews and analyzes performance measurement data to ensure effective budget requests.

Analyzes agency budgeting and accounting reports for the purpose of monitoring and maintaining expenditure and program controls; recommends budgetary and allocation adjustments as needed.

Provides technical advice and assistance to agency officials in the preparation of budgets and allocation requests; provides recommendations on budget/financial objectives and ensures that objectives are implemented.

Assembles fiscal and statistical data for use in budgetary and program evaluations and budget hearings; maintains files of budgetary information.

Tracks policy legislation and appropriation bills concerning assigned agencies; attends hearings, prepares reports on status of bills, reviews bills passed by the General Assembly, and prepares responses to budget questions.

Analyzes appropriations bills and evaluates the possible effects on programs and agencies.

Researches and analyzes current and proposed policy issues related to assigned agencies and programs to develop recommendations.

Prepares, reviews, and analyzes fiscal notes; works with program staff to draft and/or review fiscal note responses for proposed legislation referred to the agency.

Reviews and assists in the preparation of reconciling documents for budget tracking prepared within the agency; codes core budget reconciliation items and new decision items into the budgeting system.

Exercises independence in carrying out assignments within established work procedures and policies; finished work is reviewed for completeness, clarity, and results.

Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration with reference to governmental procedures, practices, and objectives.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting and research methods applicable to the budget process.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.

Intermediate knowledge of legislative processes.

Intermediate knowledge of budgetary and fiscal systems and software used in developing and monitoring assigned budgetary areas.

Ability to comprehend program goals, objectives, and operations and relate these to budget and program analysis.

Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements.

Ability to effectively organize and present clear and concise reports of findings and recommendations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, agency and department officials, and representatives of other governmental agencies.

Experience and Education

(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience, and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)

One or more years of experience as a Budget Analyst I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.

OR

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 18 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Public or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Resource Management, Parks Administration, Hospital Administration, Communications, English, Political Science, or a closely related field; and,

Two or more years of professional experience in budget administration, cost analysis, program analysis, or operational analysis.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for one year of the required experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

(Revised 5/1/12)